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In The West, 'Dispersed' Camping On Public Lands Overwhelms The Landscape

One way people are keeping cool in the summer heat is to go camping. In the Western part of the country, that sometimes means finding a place to unpack, and setting down stakes in an area without running water, toilets or electricity.

But wildlife officials say that’s causing problems. Nate Hegyi (@natehegyi) of the Mountain West News Bureau at KUER reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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